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Andrea's Reviews

Andrea's favorite reads are tragic love stories, gruesome murder mysteries, and clever fantasies. She judges books by their covers more frequently than she should. She spends her Bookshop days shelving new hardcover releases, science fiction/fantasy, and IndieBound picks and bestsellers. Her favorite kinds of book questions are the ones that begin, "I don't remember the title and I don't remember the author, but it's got a blue cover..." When she's not at Bookshop, Andrea can be found participating in competitive trivia downtown, completing logic puzzles in the sunshine, or forcibly cuddling cats. She is a firm believer in the Oxford comma.

 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I never thought I would be one of those silly people swooning over Austen, but when I read this at 21, I was sold. What I really like about P&P is that it explores several kinds of relationships - the hasty, too young, head-over-heels kind; the long-married and perfectly understanding kind; and the new, heart-fluttering, "So This Is Love" playing in the background kind.

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By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." So begins my favorite King work, a 7 volume journey that will draw the reader across time, parallel worlds, New York, and Mid-World in a wake of blood and bullets. With inspirations from Arthurian legend, Tolkien, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, this series showcases King's masterful storytelling ability.

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The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates

This is a marvelously written American family tragedy which follows a woman's misfortunes in 50s Niagra Falls. Ariah is widowed on her honeymoon and finds love years later, only to see have her new life engulfed by an environmental scandal. Her story is so filled with grief and pain that it is sometimes difficult to read, but Ariah's struggle for happiness drives her to the end.

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The Falls: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780060722296
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Harper Perennial - August 2nd, 2005

Glock by Paul M. Barrett

The closest I’ve ever been to a gun is watching CSI, but I still found this to be an engrossing, entertaining read. Barrett adopts an approachable narrative style to detail the history of this iconic gun, from its invention by a curtain rod maker to its rise as a symbol of rap status, spy badassery, and utterly American coolness.

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The Princess Bride by William Goldman

“S. Morgenstern. Great Florinese writer. The Princess Bride.” “Has it got any sports in it?” “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.” “Sounds okay.”
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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780156035217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - October 8th, 2007

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun by Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Serious Fun may sound like an oxymoron, but a lot of work was put into putting together this comprehensive creativity guide. It's full of step-by-step DIY, facts and trivia, and neat projects - the perfect remedy to thumb-twiddling for kids (and kids at heart) of any age.

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun Cover Image
By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Tony Leone (Illustrator), Mister Reusch (Illustrator), Heather Kasunick (Illustrator), Mark Frauenfelder (Introduction by)
$29.00
ISBN: 9781608196418
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

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